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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Congress rushes to pass VA funding before leaving for recess

U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller announce bipartisan legislation to address problems in the VA healthcare system.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

The Black Body is Always a Threat: White Racial Paranoia Killed Eric Garner

I have not written about the videotaped killing of Eric Garner by the New York Police Department--and their subsequent efforts to cover up the crime--because I did not want to contribute to the online necropolis of black and brown people unjustly killed by white American racism.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hamill, SD, US News

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, US News

10 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Palestinian relatives mourn for victims of the Duheir family, near the rubble of their home, after it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Rafah on July 29, 2014, in the southern of Gaza strip.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

12 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Brain Scientist Arrested For Pointing AR-15 At Waiting Passengers At Phoenix Airport

In Arizona there's nothing wrong with swaggering around with a semi-automatic weapon on your back, as long as it's not pointed at anyone.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ, US News

14 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Bill O'Reilly Attacks George Will For Saying We Should Welcome Child Refugees To America

Bill-O is not happy with his counterpart George Will for saying we should welcome the child refugees from Central America.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US News

15 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

North Carolina Abandons Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Same-sex couples marched in Ashville, NC last October before a protest where they requested marriage licenses they knew they would not be issued.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

18 hrs ago | Truthdig

Gaza Cease-Fire: Unlike Iraq, Iran, Libya and N. Korea, Israel Has Impunity from Defying UNSC

The United Nations Security Council is theoretically a sort of sovereign in international law.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), North Korea, Asia, US News

20 hrs ago | OpEdNews

If We Dislike War Like We Dislike Cancer

War and cancer are among our leading causes of human death around the world. They can't be strictly separated and compared since war is a major cause of cancer, as is war preparation .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Media Matters for America

Fox News Is Disappointed That U.S. Deportation Policy Is Focused On Felons

A FoxNews.com article asserted that undocumented immigrants protesting outside the White House were given "a pass" from being arrested by immigration officials who prioritize apprehensions and deportations for more serious offenders.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Media, Television, FOX News Network

OpEdNews

Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery Into Ukraine

The ODNI says that this slide shows ground scarring at two multiple rocket launch sites oriented in the direction of Ukrainian military units.

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Related Topix: US News, Patriot Act, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, James Sensenbrenner, James R. Clapper

ThinkProgress

Tidal 'Nuisance Flooding' On The Rise In Coastal Cities As Sea Level Inches Upward

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week found that nuisance flooding, or minor flooding, has increased on all three U.S. coasts between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Oceanography, Science, US News

Daily Kos

Street Prophets Moral Monday Coffee Hour: Above The Snake Line

Circle the chairs and lets form a snake line. Today's suggested topic is about Rev.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, US News

ThinkProgress

One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously

Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News

ThinkProgress

To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India

With no one willing to kill its 16 death row inmates, the southern Indian state of Kerala has decided to offer 400 times more money to whoever wants to become the state's newest executioner.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

ThinkProgress

Fourth Circuit Rules Against Virginia's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, upholding a lower-court ruling from February.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Balloon Juice

How Is This Not Manslaughter?

Katherine Hoover, from New Port Richey, Fla., was visiting a friend in Brooksville, Fla.

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

Daily Kos

DEADLINE Wednesday to sign the petition: Don't let Exxon kill whales and otters

I never get tired of watching humpback whales breach the ocean and leap through the air.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

ThinkProgress

How The Alaska Supreme Court Is Circumventing The State's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously that same-sex couples are eligible for survivor benefits - specifically workers' compensation.

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Gaza: Why a 'Cease-Fire' Is Not Enough

When ordinary countries fight wars they have war aims. In World War II, the U.S. wanted to defeat Germany militarily, but then to help it return to democracy and to economic health.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

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